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Belleau Wood

Belleau Wood (bĕlˈō, bĕlōˈ) [key], forested area in Aisne dept., N France, E of Château-Thierry. The scene of a victory over the Germans after hard fighting (June 6–25, 1918), involving chiefly U.S. troops, it was dedicated in 1923 as a permanent memorial to the American war dead.

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